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BLUES BAG 5 RIGHT AT THE DEATH

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He’s Big – He’s Bad…It must be Marshall Gadd!

Macclesfield Blues v. Huddersfield, Top v. Bottom…should have been a stroll in the park?  No way. Huddersfield were organised, determined and showed fantastic resolve in belying their League position on Saturday, and The Blues had to wait until the last play of the game to score the all important bonus point try.  A brace of tries for both Matt King & Elliott Brierley plus a conversion from Lewis Barker secured the win and leaves The Blues needing 10 points from 5 games to ensure the League title and gain automatic promotion.  Easy, I hear you say…anything but.  With 2nd placed Sedgley Park next up for The Macc Lads on Saturday, and then local derbies against Chester & Sale (both scrapping to get clear of the drop zone) followed by ambitious Stourbridge, The Blues are going to need all your support to see them across the line.

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Kingy bags the 5 pointer right on time!
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Jordan decides to take on 4 defenders!


BRUNCH AND BUS 9th APRIL

This Saturday 9th April is a big day for the Blues, if we beat Sedgley Park and they don’t earn any bonus points then we will win the league.

We are offering all our loyal Blues supporters a chance to be there and involved with the action as for just £18 plus entry you can watch the game, enjoy a full English breakfast and secure your place on our coach to Sedgley Park.

A full English Breakfast will be served at 12.00pm  and our supporters coach will leave at 1.00pm in order to arrive at Sedgley Park in time for kick off at 2.30pm.

We are offering the same deal for the trip to Heywood Road on April 23rd when The Blues take on Sale.  If you are unable to attend the Blues at Sale, then why not take advantage of our arrangement with Macc Town Football Club & get a half price ticket for the Silkmen v. Cheltenham?  Just take your MRUFC membership card to Moss Rose, use Danny Ackerly as reference and take advantage of this offer.

For more information on this event and to secure your place please contact Jonathan on jonathan@maccrugby.co.uk , 07841 114894 or 01625 827899 .

In the meantime show your support to the Blues on twitter by hashtaging #backingmacc!


CHESHIRE CUP FINAL TUESDAY 19th APRIL

Macclesfield take on Caldy in the Final of the Cheshire Cup on Tuesday 19th April at Sandbach RUFC, kick off 7.45pm.  Please register your interest with Jonathan (jonathan@maccrugby.co.uk) if you’d like to go on the supporters coach – cost dependant on numbers, but in the region of £7 a head.

Get behind YOUR TEAM and see if we can make it a League & Cup double!


16th April v. Chester at Priory Park – 2 course lunch £10 plus entry

If results go to plan, this could well be the match when The Blues secure the League title! Make sure you’re there to see it!! 

Chairman’s Challenge!! 

The challenge is to fill Priory Park for what could be a fantastic afternoon for your club –

All members can bring guests at £5 a head (£10 usual price for none members) – bring as many as you like as long as they come with you.

All Mini/Juniors wearing a Macclesfield shirt can enter a free draw for the signed match ball IT COULD BE THE VERY ONE USED TO WIN THE LEAGUE!

Make it a special day by joining the pre match lunch.

Contact jonathan@maccrugby.co.uk  to book any (or all!) of these events.


SPORTSMAN’S DINNER

Still tables, places available for the BIG ONE!  Book now to avoid disappointment!


 THE HALLIWELL JONES

Macclesfield Rugby Club

Friday 13th May 2016 Davenport Golf Club

Join Macclesfield’s rugby and business golfing fraternity for a fabulous day on Davenport’s beautiful golf course. 

£200 per 4 ball includes: Coffee & Bacon Sandwich on arrival, 18 Holes of Golf and a great 3 Course Dinner – plus the opportunity to win a  hole in one – a brilliant day in May! Come and have a great day, let me know and I’ll reserve you a 4 ball, alternatively if you can’t manage to raise a 4 ball and you fancy playing let me know and we can make a 4 Ball, it’s just about having some fun and playing a round of golf !!

Loads of prizes on the day including the chance to win a brand NEW Mini !!

Cost per player – £50 or for a 4 Ball £200

We do have some sponsorship opportunities, let me know if you can help out

This is a great day out with your pals or entertaining clients and friends in a fantastic environment – and if last year is anything to go by, some great craic! 

Please give me a call or email me to book a team/discuss these sponsorship opportunities.

Robert Oliver

Robert.oliver72@btinternet.com

07855 257071


WITH SADNESS

It is with great sadness, that I have to advise you of the passing of Peter Hollinson last week.  Peter was the father of Mark & Pete Hollinson and was a long serving auditor of MRUFC back in the day, as well as being a Life Vice President of Macclesfield RUFC.  Our sincere condolences to Mark and the rest of the family at this sad time.


GILES’ LATEST SIGNING

Congratulations to Head Coach, Giles Heagerty and wife Nadia on the birth of Arun Harding Heagerty last week.  Baby weighed in at 7lbs 13 oz. and both Mum & baby are doing well (not sure about Giles…he looked knackered last night!)


PUB GAMES

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We now have a dart board in the lounge for use of members and guests.  If anyone fancies organising a fun league between teams, please contact Jonathan in the office.  This also applies for dominoes, crib etc.  – who knows, we could even enter teams into the Pub Leagues!


Notice of Annual General Meeting – 2016

This is formal advice, that in accordance with the current Rules of Macclesfield R.U.F.C. Ltd., the Annual General Meeting of the Club will take place at the Clubhouse, Priory Park, on Tuesday 31st May at 7.00 p.m.

Agenda

1. Introduction and welcome to Members present, apologies Pete Harper
2. Rememberance of members deceased in the year Pete Harper
3. Approval of minutes of AGM held 20th May 2015 Pete Harper
4. Chairmans report Pete Harper
5. Finance report Pete White
6.

Reports:

  • Blues
  • Lions XV
  • Social Rugby
  • Mini and Junior Rugby
  • Youth Rugby

Dir.Rugby

Iain Taylor

Captains

Phil Mason

Chris Jones

7. Election of Executive Committee  
8. Confirmation of election of honorary members  

Notes:

  • Only full members of the club (appropriate subscription paid for the 2015-16 season) are entitled to vote on matters considered at the AGM.
  • Nominations (with a second) for Executive Officer positions should be received in writing to the secretary (Tim Peakman – tim.peakman1857@gmail.com) by 30th April.
  • Members should forward questions in writing to the secretary at least 48 hours before the meeting.
  • The redacted version of the minutes from the 2015 meeting is included with this notice will be available on the night.

[1] The current positions and incumbents on the Executive Committee are: Chairman – Peter Harper, Director of Finance – Peter White, Director of Commercial Activities – David Mair, Director of Sales/Marketing – Charles Halle, Secretary – Tim Peakman


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